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Job Summary

Job title: Head Chef - Rose & Crown, Plymouth
Salary: £28 - £30 per annum + Company Benefits
Type: Permanent
Venue: Rose & Crown
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Closing date: Friday 14 August 2020

Job Description

Head Chef - Rose & Crown, Plymouth

Our passionate team at the Rose & Crown, Plymouth are looking for an inspiring Head Chef to lead their kitchen.

Set in Yealmpton, a beautiful Devon village nestled inside the South Hams, the Rose & Crown is a fantastic village pub and one of the most popular places to eat out and stay in Devon.

What it's like to be Head Chef:

Taking the helm in the kitchen as Head Chef we want you to treat the kitchen as your own. You're an expert in what you do, so we'll encourage your creativity, dedication and skill to build a brilliant, buzzing and proud team delivering wonderful seasonal, locally-sourced food which delights our guests.

Working closely with the General Manager and leading your hard-working and committed team, you'll:

  • Juggle all elements of operational and commercial management for the kitchen, controlling stock and food margin meticulously
  • Enjoy being a hands-on member of the busy operation, working shoulder-to-shoulder with your team to create fabulous food
  • Thrive on being a role model to your team who turn to you for support and development, inspiring them to strive for the best in everything they do
  • Be proud of your immaculately clean and safe kitchen
  • Play a vital role in the development of enticing and tasty menus that are irresistible to your guests

Our people say they're really proud of their pubs and that the personal development we offer sets us aside from the rest when it comes to a career in hospitality. As well as the package you would expect for such a pivotal management role, we also offer great benefits including exceptional bonus potential.

About You:

Your passion for fresh, local food and inspiring a hardworking kitchen team to deliver their absolute best is what gets you up in the morning.

You're understandably proud of what you've achieved in your career as a Chef successfully running a buzzing high-volume kitchen in a food-lead venue. You're a natural when it comes to communicating, thrive when under pressure and get great satisfaction from motivating your team. Your experience will have seen you:

  • Develop passion and enthusiasm for creating fantastic locally-sourced, seasonal food that wows your guests
  • Build and lead exceptional team of people
  • Experienced in all areas of kitchen management including great success in stock and margin management
  • Ideally gain NVQ level 2 and a Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Build your knowledge and skill through over 2 years of managing a kitchen

About Us

Our venues are exciting places to be, dynamic, high volume and fast paced whilst also offering high quality locally-sourced food and outstanding beers. The desirable locations across the South West mean our pubs experience significant seasonal demand over the summer, with holidaymakers flocking to experience our hospitality.

As part of the St Austell Brewery family, we are proud of our heritage and independence. We remain family owned with family values. We're delighted to have been awarded the Investors in People Gold status to acknowledge what we have created for our people.

We produce award-winning beers and have pubs and hotels spanning across the South West from Bath & Bristol to the Isles of Scilly.

Perks of the job include:

  • 30% discount off food and drink
  • 50% discount off accomodation
  • A competitive & achievable company bonus scheme
  • A supportive health cash plan
  • Fantastic training & career development opportunitites
  • Discounted memberships with local buisnesses
  • Cycle to work scheme

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If this sounds like the job for you then we would love to hear from you and learn more about you. Simply fill in the short form and we'll get back to you very soon.

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